Did you know carpet has a mechanical function? Quite frankly carpet was designed as a filter it’s literally the biggest filter in the home or business!! Each year several pounds of soil can accumulate in and under the carpet, so it’s just as important to clean for mechanical purposes as aesthetic purposes to remove the soil from the carpet fiber.
Is the air starting to smell stale?
Why? Pollutants in the air filter down into the carpet this is referred to as “filtration soil”, often resulting in a black line running all around the carpet where it meets the base boards, black outlines around furniture and desks etc. Filtration soil is super difficult to remove so proper cleaning habits are imperative to the lifespan and appearance of the carpet before filtration soil and traffic wear become permanent and odor begins to develop.
Once the carpets natural filtering ability is hampered by really high concentrations of soil, and allergen levels climb, the body may produce “histamines” or display signs of allergic reactions, so we may need to take anti-histamines like Benadryl. Professionally clean carpets every six months, much more so for commercial applications, usually every quarter for better health. Your doctor may also recommend allergy medications or allergy injections in addition to DEEP CLEANING.
What is a premature wear pattern?
Soil, when it accumulates in a carpet acts like little knives cutting and scratching at the carpet fiber, grinding the expensive yarns down into those worthless fibers that fill your vacuum bag. The longer the customer waits between cleaning, the more damage is done. Carpet, if not maintained properly by vacuuming twice a week and professional extraction periodically, will quickly exhibit wear and unfortunately will result in those shaded, worn looking traffic lanes. This shading is considered damage and is irreversible. It is important to vacuum regularly and have carpets professionally cleaned with the factory recommended extraction method and to re-apply a carpet protector like Teflon or Scotch-Guard to heavily traveled pathways to prevent damage and extend carpet life and appearance.
What happens when the “carpet filter” gets too full? Your family begins breathing higher levels of allergens including dust mites & debris. These microscopic organisms, which are related to spiders, live in many homes. Too small to see with the naked eye, dust mites thrive in warm, humid environments — eating dead skin cells and nesting in dust-collecting bedding, fabric, carpet and furnishings. The residue that dust mites leave behind mixes with dust and becomes airborne. If you aren’t allergic to dust mite protein, it’s not harmful. But if you are, inhaling the residue can cause bothersome symptoms, including wheezing, sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose and skin rash.